DRIVEN FEAR : Contender: CD

In a colossally stupid move, I eschewed the “thou shalt not pick up for review any CD with a picture of a tree on its cover” commandment and lo and behold, I find myself listening to “Australian East Coast Hardcore,” which is about as apt a description as can be found, emphasis on East Coast. The lyrics are a bit more substantive than the usual lot, but, musically, it’s just another drop into a seemingly endless pond of faceless meathead hardcore sprinkled with a breath of emo to give it the air of some sophistication.

 –jimmy (Pee)